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Mother hens and chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by c.wilson, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. c.wilson

    c.wilson Songster

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    HI ALL.

    I am wondering when a mother hen stops taking care of her chicks. What age are the chicks when she "weans" them off of her.
     
  2. hwerner

    hwerner In the Brooder

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    I've found with all of our momma hens that we have an average of 1 1/2 -2 months. Although we also have one momma hen that strays from chicks in just a few weeks, and one that latches to thier sides for ever. This particular one has been rearing her chicks for 4 months now. I think it just all depends on the hen and her nature.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've seen people post here that their hens won't let go even when they're sitting on 6 nearly full grown chickens. Others have panicked when the hen decides she's done at 2 weeks.

    Some just take a little longer than others!
     
  4. c.wilson

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    ok thanks .

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    i greatly appreciate it
     

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